Gastronomy, Perú

Exploring Chef Gastón Acurio’s Restaurants in Lima

While you’re in Lima, you are certain to hear the name Gastón Acurio frequently. He is —in case you’re wondering— one of the most important figures in recent Peruvian history. A chef, Acurio began revolutionizing local cuisine in the nineties, not only making it known the world over but also creating a value chain that has increased appreciation of local ingredients and producer. His contribution is more than just his signature restaurant, Astrid & Gastón —considered the best in Latin America. Though at one time there were ten branches of Astrid & Gastón in other countries, Acurio has recently decided to close all but the original restaurant in Lima. Let´s explore Chef Gastón Acurio’s Restaurants in Lima.

Exploring Chef Gastón Acurio’s Restaurants in Lima

Acurio created the APEGA (Sociedad Peruana de Gastronomía) which, since 2008, has organized Mistura, a widely acclaimed gourmet fair where you can try a wide range of Peruvian dishes and products. The ten-day event is usually held in September and if you like good food, try to plan your visit for that time.

Acurio restaurants are elementary to begin exploring the limeña cuisine. Let´s explore Chef Gastón Acurio’s Restaurants in Lima.

Astrid & Gastón

It is the best-known restaurant and considered one of the best in Latin America. The history of this restaurant began in 1994 when Gaston Acurio and Astrid Gutsche, newcomers to study cuisine in Paris, founded the restaurant in a small house in Miraflores. Although it was initially a French style, with the passing of the years it was changing towards the Peruvian cuisine with the objective of promoting Peruvian cuisine to the world and revaluing its recipes. In the year 2014, during the 20th anniversary, they settled in Moreyra House, the old House of the hacienda San Isidro, more than 300 years old which was always more than a residence.  Today, Astrid and Gastón, along with a young team of chefs, constantly renewed its proposal.

  • Address: Av. Paz Soldán 290, San Isidro. Lima 27 – Perú
  • Opening Hours:
    • Monday to Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    • Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Web: http://www.astridygaston.com/

 Cebichería La Mar

With a more informal proposal than Astrid & Gastón, La Mar Cebicheria is located in Miraflores.  The menu changes according to what the Sea offers every day but undoubtedly it stands out for the Ceviche, the gateway to the Peruvian cuisine. The tiraditos, anticuchos, rice dishes and seafood dishes are some examples of the wide repertoire, result of the culinary fantasy created by the fishing villages of the Peru.

  • Address: Av. La Mar 770, Miraflores, Lima.

Tanta

Acurio runs a number of other less exclusive restaurants like Tanta, which has various locations in Lima. At Tanta you can try delicious soups, sandwiches, and typical dishes like ají de gallina and tacu tacu a lo pobre.

  • Larcomar: Malecón de la Reserva 610.
  • Real Plaza Salaverry: Av. Felipe Salaverry 2370, Jesús María.
  • San Miguel: CC Plaza San Miguel, local 256.
  • Jockey Plaza: CC Jockey Plaza – local R01, Surco.
  • Centro Histórico: Pasaje Nicolás de Rivera 142.
  • Miraflores: Av. Vasco Núñez de Balboa 660.
  • San Isidro: Pancho Fierro 115, San Isidro.
  • Chacarilla: Prol. Primavera 698, Surco.
  • Web: http://tantaperu.com/

Panchita

Panchita specializes in kebobs, whose traditional Peruvian version features cow heart.

  • Address: Calle 2 de Mayo 298, Lima, Perú.
  • Opening Hours:
    • Monday: 12:00-23:00
    • Tue-Sat: 12:00-0:00
    • Sundays: 12:00-18:00
  • Web: http://panchita.pe/

Papacho’s

Papacho’s is known for hamburgers.

  • Address:  Av. La Paz 1045 | Miraflores.
  • Opening Hours:
    • Monday to Saturday from 12:00 to 00:00 HS.
    • Sundays from 12:00 to 22:00 HS.
  • Web: https://papachos.com/

Madam Tusan

The adventure began in Lima in 2011 and today it has 6 restaurantes in 3 countries in Latin America (Peru, Colombia and Chile). It is a restaurant with the seal of Acurio well engraved as it uses and highlights the Peruvian native ingredients.

  • Address: Av. Santa Cruz 859. Miraflores.
  • Opening Hours:
    • Every day from 2pm to 12am.
  • Web: http://madamtusan.pe/

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